I will wear my school colors today, because to today is Remembrance Day at Virginia Tech. In 2007, a student went on a violent rampage killing 32 people and then himself. It was a horrible day. The peaceful Virginia Tech campus was shattered and the world’s eyes focused in on Tech.
I am proud to say that I believe that my school rose to the occasion and showed the world what it means to believe in something more than yourself, to be a part of a community and to mourn as a community. Today is a reminder that sometimes you can’t prevent bad things, but you don’t have to let destroy you or define you.
Acknowledge it. Mourn and let yourself live.
Living is the only way to honor the dead.